Tuesday Blogger Interview – Mary Oquendo


tuesday*Who is filling out this Interview?
Mary Oquendo

*Where are you from?
Danbury, CT
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*Tell me a little about yourself?
I have always been involved with animals. I initially wanted to be a vet, but became a dog groomer instead. From there felt it was important to educate others in pet safety, and moved into alternate therapies when my dog Marcus was very ill and not responding to modern vet care. With alternate therapies and modern med, we not only stabilized him, but he lived a long life. Owner of Pawsitively Pretty Mobile Grooming and Hands and Paws-reiki For All. /Certified Master Pet Tech Pet First Aid Instructor (one of 11 worldwide)/Columnist for Groomer To Groomer/ Fairfield County Natural Awakenings/ contributor to Dog and Cat Channel/ recipient of the 2012 David Salzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement In The Pet Industry. National Speaker at Pet Industry Educational Conferences/Reiki Master/ Advanced Crystal Master

*What is your blog called?
Pet First Aid and Safety   and   Hands And Paws-Reiki For All

*When did you start blogging?
2009

*Why did you start blogging?
Initially to share safety tips for pet groomers and pet owners.

*How often do you blog? Is it a set schedule or random posts?
1. Pet first aid is twice a month.
2. Hands and Paws is weekly

*What is your blog about?
1. Is all things safety and pets.
2. Is all things metaphysical and pets and people.

*Do you have any animals?
3 dogs and two birds

*What do you hope to achieve with your blog in 2014?
To improve the lives of pets over the world.

*Have you ever attended any Blog Conferences? If so what ones and how was it?:
No

*What do you get inspiration from?
My own pets and day to day life

*Any advice for someone wanting to start their own Animal Blog?
Go to wordpress, set one up, and be consistent with your content.

*What are some of your favorite pet blogs to read?
Keep The Tail Wagging
Slim Doggy

*Social Media Contact Info:
Website: http://www.handsandpawsreiki.com Email:mary@handsandpawsreiki.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandsAndPawsReikiForAll
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryOquendo2
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maryoquendo/ Google+:https://plus.google.com/+HandsAndPawsReikiForAllNewMilford/posts

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? yes
*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? yes

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